“Kim Kwang-hyun’s defense is possible because he’s Kim Kwang-hyun”…commander praises ‘crazy hoseby’ in first and third base crisis
Kim Kwang-hyun (SSG Landers) started against the KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 12th and recorded four hits, two walks, and five strikeouts in six innings. Although opposing starter Wes Benjamin showed a tremendous performance with one hit without losing a point in eight innings, Kim Kwang-hyun also showed a good performance.
Kim Kwang-hyun blocked the KT lineup without a major crisis until the fifth inning. But the crisis came in the top of the sixth inning. In the absence of a runner with one out, he gave up a walk after a long game with Kim Min-hyuk to the 12th pitch. He was then hit by Anthony Alford and was on the verge of first and second base. He induced Hwang Jae-kyun to ground out to shortstop to catch first baseman Alford. However, he allowed Park Byung-ho to hit a timely RBI with two outs and runners on first and third base.
With two outs and runners on first and third base, the assignment came out to the batter’s box. Bae Jung-dae hit Kim Kwang-hyun’s change-up in 2B2S. The missed ball headed to the right of pitcher Kim Kwang-hyun. Kim Kwang-hyun quickly ran toward the ball, caught the ball, turned 180 degrees, and accurately threw it to first base. Bae Jung-dae also aimed for an infield hit by sliding headfirst, but Kim Kwang-hyun’s throw was fast. No additional runs were made due to Kim Kwang-hyun’s good defense.
Regarding Kim Kwang-hyun’s defense, SSG manager Kim Won-hyung said, “I think it’s a defense that Kim Kwang-hyun can do,” adding, “(Kim) Kwang-hyun has good overall movement and athletic nerves. However, Kwang-hyun, who remembers when he was young, did not do well because he did not know how to throw a short distance, but he became good at short throws through practice. He said, “Sensory defense is also good.”토토사이트
He then said, “I think such a rare defense came out because of the good defense ability. It’s not easy to throw a running throw, but you did a great job,” he said adding, “Kwang-hyun has a fast body and good agility.”
Regarding Kim Kwang-hyun’s overall performance, head coach Kim Won-hyung said, “Except for Roenis Elias last week, the rest of the starting pitchers failed to fill five innings. We had to rebound this week, he said. “In that regard, Kwang-hyun allowed one run, but it gave us a good start to the week. Other pitchers have to do so in the rest of the game,” he said.